Running Journal 3/7/2010 (5 miles)
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Cloudy 44 degrees w/ light wind
Snow not even a factor anymore (woot!)
5 miles (4/:30 intervals)
Time 1 :01:11
12:13 av pace
4.9 av MPH
480 cals burned
I usually do alot of thinking while I run and this time was no different and my thoughts were all over the place especially with my running. I have not run since my race last Saturday in Florida and physically and mentally I now feel fluffy and not real together. I am starting to think that I am taking things a little too fast for my own good and have decided not to run the Half on Mother's Day. I am going to slow things down a bit and mainly concentrate on getting truly ready for running the Bix at the end of July. I plan on running about 15-18 miles per week and keep building mileage. Along with that I will run a 5k or two during any given month. I will also continue with my running ST in order to keep improving my core and legs for endurance. During the month of June I will start training for the Quad Cities Half Marathon September 26 of which I am already registered.
A sense of relief came over me when I made this decision. In the past I would put 200% into something only to burn myself out. I am very proud of myself for catching my personal warning signs and stopping the burnout cycle NOW. I don't think I have ever done that before so I am making great strides in creating a new me. How wonderful is that?
I also had a smile on my face when I found a shiny dime duing mile 3!